Vinnie Lia looks set to start at right-back, strengthening Wellington's defence as the Phoenix look to get back to winning ways in their Friday night clash with Newcastle.
Juventus reclaimed top spot in Serie A courtesy of a dour 0-0 draw with Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Wednesday.
A combination of suspension, fatigue and form has forced Jets coach Gary van Egmond into making a number of changes to his squad for their Hyundai A-League clash against Wellington on Friday night.
Friday night's Melbourne Derby is a sellout, with a crowd close to 30,000 expected for the clash between Heart and Victory at AAMI Park.
Premier League frontrunners Manchester City and Manchester United both romped to easy victories on Wednesday night, while Arsenal needed a late winner to beat Aston Villa and Liverpool were held at Wigan.
Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor said Luis Suarez's ban for racist remarks is a message to the playing group.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp does not believe there is a problem with racism in English football.
Chelsea have announced their Premier League clash with Fulham on Boxing Day will take place as scheduled, despite transport strike threats.
Chelsea captain John Terry is facing charges over the alleged racist abuse of Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
Chinese referee Huang Junjie has admitted that he was paid to fix a friendly involving Manchester United.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he is 'very disappointed' with the FA's decision to ban Luis Suarez for eight matches.
Recently appointed Adelaide United coach John Kosmina believes there are the makings of a successful Reds team despite the club enduring one of its worst seasons in history.
Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka said he will look at resting marquee man Brett Emerton from certain games to ensure the veteran midfielder's body holds-up during a gruelling festive period of matches for the club.
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Daniel is hoping a solid 30 minutes in the loss to Melbourne Victory last Sunday will be enough to get him a start against Newcastle Jets on Friday night.
Melbourne Heart have received a huge boost ahead of Friday's Melbourne derby by announcing the re-signing of four star youngsters - Eli Babalj, Aziz Behich, Brendan Hamill and Jason Hoffman.
AC Milan moved to the top of the Serie A table after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Cagliari on Tuesday, while the Tuscan derby finished 0-0.
The smiles are finally back in the Gold Coast United dressing room.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds after being found guilty of misconduct.
Kenny Dalglish says it is 'no surprise' that Liverpool have the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Roberto Mancini insists Manchester City cannot let Carlos Tevez leave on loan and it is only 'correct' that he should be sold outright.